LGBTQIA Organizations and Resources

The College at Brockport affirms a campus population with a diverse range of gender and sexual identities and identifications, including but not limited to

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  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Queer
  • Questioning
  • Pansexual
  • Asexual
  • Straight
  • Transgender
  • Transsexual
  • Genderqueer
  • Gender variant
  • Gender non-conforming
  • Intersex
  • Intergender
  • Gender Fluid
  • Bigender
  • Cisgender

Our student LGBTQIA and allies organization, Sexual Orientations United for Liberation (SOUL) hosts annual events including Drag Bingo and Second Chance Prom. Numerous LGBTQIA speakers have been hosted on Brockport’s campus, including in recent years author Jennifer Finney Boylan and activist and former NFL player Wade Davis. The Greater Rochester Area is also home to a broad range of LGBTQIA activities and organizations. For more on LGBTQIA resources in and around Brockport see the links below.

General Information and Terminology

Common Dos and Don'ts When Discussing Culture with LGBTQIA Persons

Dos

  • Do treat all people with respect, dignity, and courtesy
  • Do actively try to listen more than you speak
  • Do put in time to learn about a LGBTQIA person’s sexuality
  • Do recognize the struggles of other people, regardless of your comfort level with the situation
  • Do provide a supportive channel for them to be demonstrative of their thoughts
  • Do put effort into breaking down the specifics of a controversial situation
  • Do recognize everyone's uniqueness

Don'ts

  • Don’t make the focus of the conversation about yourself
  • Don’t interrupt people while they are speaking
  • Don’t assume that you having not encountered a situation is evidence of its nonexistence
  • Don’t generalize all LGBTQIA people under one sexuality
  • Don’t try to force your personal preference for working/interacting on another person
  • Don’t give off the message that the person you are speaking with is exaggerating their experience with inequality
  • Don’t imply that you have the same exact feeling as them in regards to discrimination
  • Don’t put emphasis on stereotypes throughout your conversation
  • Don’t assert ideas outside of your level of experience
  • Don’t treat competency about LGBTQIA people as a fad

Resources for Students

Residential and Campus Life

The Office of Residential Life/Learning Communities supports the College at Brockport's mission by developing safe, inclusive and vibrant communities that value academic excellence and overall student development. Through collaboration and unique relationships with students, our staff provides an appropriate balance of challenge and support, community development and a purposeful residential curriculum with holistic student education at its core.

Brockport offers gender neutral housing in the Townhomes; conduct programs in collaboration with Prevention and Outreach Services to teach inclusive behaviors, as well as other sporadic initiatives for residents; all RAs and RDs are Safe Zone certified; staff are trained the increase the tools they have to support all students and help other students be accepting and inviting of differences.

Healthcare

Student Groups and Events


Resources for Faculty and Staff

LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff Group

Contact Dr. Kiera Duckworth for information.

Campus Faculty Contact

  • Dr. Milo Obourn
    Board Member Women and Gender Studies & Faculty Sponsor for SOUL

Area Resources

There are a variety of organizations locally, regionally and nationally that support the LGBTQI community. Check out the resources below, many of which also have Facebook pages.

Rochester Area Community Groups and Activities

National Support and Resources

Last Updated 12/6/18

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